Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Questions (357)

Patrick Nulty


359 Deputy Patrick Nulty asked the Minister for Health if the consultants’ report evaluating the various proposed potential sites for new national children’s hospital will be made public; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35761/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Health)

As you will be aware, I established an independent Review Group to consider the implications of the decision of An Bórd Pleanála, received on 23 February 2012, to reject the planning application for the proposed construction of a national paediatric hospital on the site of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. The aim of the Review was to consider all the possible options for the earliest possible delivery of a new children's hospital. The Group has now presented its report to which I am giving careful consideration before bringing to Government. It is my intention to publish the Group's report in due course.